Danio Management, Kelowna BC – Pre-Shambhala Interview with Tomas Avendano

Written by DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) on July 28, 2016

Last night on Learning to Grow with DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) we had and interview and mix with Tomas Avendano, founder of Kelowna, BC based music talent management company, Danio Management. Danio Management manages a number of big-name acts playing at Shambhala 2016! Check out more about Danio at their website!


Shambhala 2016 Danio Management artist lineup


K-Town (Kelowna) with Datsik enjoying the Salmo River at Shambhala

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Years in the making . . . Tomas has taken his own personal life and business experiences in administration, management consulting and combined it with my love for music and appreciation for artists and their passion and have evolved my management service company to focus on – Artist & Talent Management.


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In January 2011, in initially supporting Tomas’s amazing talented friend Tyler aka Stickybuds, my intention was and is to build a consulting and management support system for him and other dedicated and passionate artists in which they can achieve success and balance in both their professional and personal life. Over the last few years, I have been blessed to also be part of the journey of JPOD, Timothy Wisdom, Slynk,Featurecast, Fort Knox Five, K+Lab, Nick Thayer, Basement Freaks, D-Funk, Pimpsoul, Mr. Bill and Wood ‘n Soo.

Excision & Datsik & Downlink at Shambhala

Datsik, Excision & Downlink at Shambhala


Danio Management getting silly!

Danio Management is eager to learn and grow and assist this fine group in taking steps forward in their life path to success.

These are the intentions and objectives of Danio:

* To live simply with passion, love and balance . . . one breath at a time.

* To openly continue to evolve and share knowledge.

* To support artists by giving them an opportunity to focus their time and efforts on their craft by providing them with personal and business management, all the while pursuing to remain aware of the following:

simplify | breathe | love | passion | balance

| simplify |
too often we have the tendency to complicate, but when we bear down
to the basics and keep things simple we achieve a sense of openness
within and accomplish what seems impossible

| breathe |
the mere action of taking a breath takes us into the moment, living in the now.
it is very easy to lose sight of that awareness when one gets caught up in
the distractions of what goes on in the daily bustles of life

| love |
unconditional love is the essence of pure bliss and happiness

| passion |
the act of pursuing to express one’s artistic passion in whatever
medium is an incomparable motivation which i support wholeheartedly

| balance |
striving to maintain a balance in all aspects is key
to continued success and happiness

Tomas hanging out with Stickybuds, Slyk, Timothy Wisdom & K+Lab

Tomas hanging out with Stickybuds, Slyk, Timothy Wisdom & K+Lab


Stickybuds and JPOD at 2005/6 early in their careers





  • Good Golden
    Nappy Roots & Jill Scott (JPOD Remix)
  • Flinga
  • Full Tilt Boogie
    Uncle Louie (Slynk & Stickybuds Remix)
  • Swagga
    Excision & Datsik
  • Yes
    Bassnectar & Datsik
  • Clean Air (feat. Burro Banton)
    Stickybuds vs Mista Savona
  • X Up (ft. Messinian)
    Excision & The Frim
  • I'm Living
    Sizzla (Ed Solo & Stickybuds Remix)
  • Feel Me Through
    Bob Smoke
  • Release Me
    Max Ammo
  • Love & Happiness
    Al Green (JPOD Remix)
  • Super Gravy (ft. Laughton Kora & Bailey Wiley)
    Stickybuds and K+Lab
  • Shout It Out (Again & Again) (ft. Illvis Freshly)
  • Don't Go (ft. Joe Quarterman)
    Fort Knox Five
  • Never My Love
    Smokie Robinson (JPOD Remix)

  • Show Notes & Show Blogs


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